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Feb 11, 2013 3:00am PST
of the vatican. >> yeah. >> pope benedict is stepping down. how long? >> not quite eight years. >> yeah, may of 2005 is when it started. >> a seven-year reign. >> and it ends on february 28th, according to we'll be following this. >>> to washington now. members of congress remain focused on deficits, spending and how to head off the looming sequestration cuts poised to kick in early next month. in separate interviews on sunday, house minority leader nancy pelosi and majority leader eric cantor laid out the economic dividing lines. >> what we need is growth. we need growth with jobs. and if you have spending cuts, education of our children and other investments like the national institutes of health where you are hindering growth, you're not going to reduce the deficit. so it is almost a false argument to say we have a spending problem. we have a budget deficit problem that we have to address. we think the deficit and the national debt are at immoral levels. we think they must be reduced. we're sick and tired of paying interest on the national debt. and that's 15% -- that's a large percentage
Feb 14, 2013 3:00am PST
. >> and you had a story about the vatican and the pope in there, was that just fortuitous? >> this is a fantastic story about the pope's butler who was arrested and tried for stealing documents. and, you know, the pope's resignation this week in some ways, it's a spiritual crisis, but it's also, you know, i remind people, he is the head of state, the vatican state, and it's an institutional crisis as well. so our writer, sean flynn, spent time with the italian journalist who broke the story. there were more than 20 moles in the vatican who were leaking because they were concerned that the vatican has gotten sort of corrupt in terms of how it's managed. >> so this was just good timing that this all happened -- your magazine comes out the very week -- >> yeah, got it the week -- >> is this brad pitt again? >>, no, it's not. no. >> michael, thank you so much for being with us. >> thanks for having me here. >> and we're very excited, next week -- >> i'll be back, talking about my book. i think you're going to love it. >> crazy, crazy. after visiting friends, it looks fantastic
Feb 25, 2013 3:00am PST
's not going to be. >> it's not going to be. >> no. they need to open the windows of the vatican. they need to let a cleansing ear come through, they need to clean out a lot of things. they need to be much more open about the vatican bank and the finances of the vatican and the conduct and behavior of priests and higher ranking members of the hierarchy. >> if there is one. >> and theyed that cardinal mahoney of los angeles is allowed to vote for the next pope is outrageous. >> it is outrageous. and the fact is that the church, catholic church that i love, i'm not a catholic. that's probably why i love it so much, because a lot of catholics say don't cut him so much slack. i love the catholic church. i went to a catholic high school. but every year that passes by is a year that damns this institution even more. the little boys that were -- >> victimized. >> -- just raped whose lives were destroyed. and it is a church that allowed priests to be passed from one parish to another to another. i'm not relitigating it. i'm just saying whoever the next pope is should go on an all-out hunt for these
Feb 27, 2013 3:00am PST
's a lot of symbolism here, a lot of ritual. but it's not something that the vatican has done in over 600 years. this was a surprise when he announced that he would be resigning. what do we know at this point as to why? >> i think we take him at his word in the sense that he's 85 years old. he does not feel that he has the energy or the -- really the ability anymore to carry forward the work of the church. i think there's always vatican intrigue. that's a redundant phrase. and i think we'll continue to hear things about leaked papers and potential complicit in different things. but my own sense from talking to friends who -- friends who know friends is that this was, in fact, a surprise. it is what it appears to be. and he's -- you know, this is a man who -- i don't think this man has been forced to do anything in his whole life. you know, he's a very -- a formidable figure. one view of it's stubborn. the other view is unflinching. and so i don't think he's pushed around very much. >> right. which really doesn't match resigning from this position. in some ways there's a lot of questions i
Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
norms, you can talk about it. >> i speak pope. >> and your mom was ambassador to the vatican in the '90s. that ain't nothing. >> no. it was quite fabulous. we loved it. got to go to rome all the time. i got to meet the pope then john paul the 2nd. then what happened happened and my mother found herself representing bill clinton to the pope. >> how exciting for her. >> it was a challenge. >> i guess it was. >> e.j. this morning quotes somebody who says the most noted earnize i earnizing -- modernizing thing this pope did was to retire, get out of the way. could it be at this modern age a pope just can't afford to be seen frail and weakened in the 24/7 news cycle? are we moving beyond the days? >> i don't think that's necessarily true. john paul felt strongly he wanted the world to see him in a sickened state because that was humanity. that he was setting an example of someone who was frail and feeble and carrying on. i think this pope, you know, has decided to set a different example. we'll see what this precedent means. does it mean future popes have to be pushed out? does he have influe
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
. thanks to you, j.t. "morning joe" beginning right now. >>> here now is what the vatican is doing. you tell me if this is right or wrong, okay? take a look. ♪ >> pope benedict is stepping down, and the roman catholic church needs a new spiritual leader. could it be you? announcing mountain dew's pope n win contest. check specially marked mountain dew bottles. >> hey, mom, i won! >> plus other great prizes like a pool table and movie tickets. visit for complete rules. >> good morning, it's thursday, february 21st. welcome to "morning joe." >> it's a big day. >> it is a big day. a live look at times square. inside the studio here, we have msnbc contributor mike barnicle. >> yes? >> are you completely buttoned? okay. whatever. >> have you buttoned everything up? >> i think so. >> it didn't look like it for a second there. msnbc political analyst and visiting professor at nyu and former democratic congressman, harold ford jr. >> we love harold. >> and he's all buttoned up. >> it's the day. >> i know, i'm getting there. i'm getting there. it's the buildup. we also have wit
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